hwgo.com – Google Launches Helping Women Get Online in India

Helping Women Get Online(hwgo.com) is an initiative by Google in India to empower women by enabling them to use the internet. In India, only 30% of the active Internet users are women. By bringing more women online, it would empower them & also improves society. Google’s Plan is to have 50 million additional women get online by end of 2014. Intel, HUL, Future Group & Axis Bank are the other partners in this effort who will help drive this initiative through various efforts. Some of the other partners in this effort are Johnson & Johnson, indiatimes, Healthkart & Babyoye.

An Internet Toll Free Helpline number has also been set up at 1800 41 999 77 to guide women if they get stuck on the Internet.The site has information on all the basics like internet skills, chat/email & videos online. Cooking tips, Financial tips & Household tips are also available on the site. The site is also available in Hindi.

Google Helping Women Get Online

Google Helping Women Get Online

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Times of India @ 175 years & its Internet Presence

Times of India which is celebrating its 175 years has launched a microsite  to celebrate the 175th anniversary. Under the tagline “Leading change for 175 years” R.K. Laxman‘s Dhoti Clad man undergoes a makeover with one one half wearing a Dhoti & another a Jeans pant. The microsite has a poll section & also a blog. One can also go through various vintage pics & videos. They have a strong presence on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter & Google+ with millions of followers & likes. Their apps on Android is also in the top spot.

Times Internet, the largest Indian Internet Network, is the digital venture of Times of India Group. They have a strong internet presence with gaana.com, zigwheels, indiatimes shopping & times deal. Times Internet is also the official broadcaster of Pepsi IPL 2013 cricket matches on youtube.